Jay Z and Kanye West’s Murder to Excellence used in Black Adam Trailer

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Black Adam’s trailer was released on June 8 with Jay Z and Kanye’s Murder to Excellence as its soundtrack. Dwayne Johnson, the movie’s lead character, took to Instagram on June 7 to announce the trailer’s official release.

The trailer starts with scenes from Black Adam’s life as an enslaved Egyptian, his murder, and his return five thousand years after his death as a god. The song Murder to Excellence is relevant to this trailer as it speaks of the African American community’s cycle of poverty and violence.

Murder to Excellence

The song Murder to Excellence is a track in the collaborative studio album Watch the Throne by rappers Kanye West and Jay Z. The album was released on August 8, 2011, and features 16 songs with appearances from artists like Beyonce, Otis Redding, Mr. Hudson, and Frank Ocean.

Murder to Excellence addresses the plight of the black people in the USA and social issues like police violence and poverty. The song’s title refers to transitioning from a life of violence to success. Jay Z and Kanye West explain how violence in the African American community destroys lives, slows growth and progress among black people, and keeps them in poverty.

Watch the Throne entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 after its release in 2011 and sold over four hundred thousand copies during its first week.

The Movie

Black Adam is a superhero movie based on a comic book by DC Comics. The film’s cast includes Dwayne Johnson, who stars Black Adam, Sarah Shahi, Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo, Uli Latukefu, and Aldis Hodge. The movie, produced by FlynnPictureCo, DC Films, New Line Cinema, and Seven Bucks Productions, will be released in October 2022.

Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and will introduce a group referred to as the Justice Society of America, a team of superheroes like the Justice League.

In the film, Black Adam returns 5000 years after his demise from his tomb, with super powers from Egyptian gods to restore justice in the modern world.



Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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